How to Shop AmazonSmile and Benefit WinterKids

How to Shop AmazonSmile and Benefit WinterKids

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You Shop. Amazon Gives!

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same price, same service (and yes, your Prime benefits still work too!)

The big difference is that, when shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

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Here’s how you can support WinterKids by shopping AmazonSmile:

Quick & Easy:
Shop Now Using AmazonSmile

Ready to start shopping now? This quick link will set you up to shop Amazon and Benefit WinterKids with today’s purchase!

How to Set WinterKids Up as the Beneficiary of All Purchases Made at AmazonSmile

If this is your first time using AmazonSmile, and you want to make sure all future purchases benefit WinterKids, here’s how to set it up on a desktop device:


Using your internet browser, go to and log in using your Amazon credentials.


After signing in, you will be asked to select a charitable organization. Under “Pick your own charitable organization” enter “WinterKids Education Foundation” then click “Search” 


Once you’ve selected WinterKids, you’ll be asked to confirm your selection. Check the box next to “Yes” and then click “Start Shopping”

How to turn on Amazon Smile in the Mobile App

Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone and designate WinterKids as the beneficiary.

Remember to Go to Every Time You Shop Amazon

In order for WinterKids to benefit from your purchases, they must be made at AmazonSmile. Here are some ways you can remember to go to AmazonSmile (instead of every time you shop:

  • Use the AmazonSmile Bookmark: if you’re using Google Chrome, THIS BUTTON can be installed on your browser menu.
  • Bookmark THIS LINK using any browser (how to bookmark varies by browser)
  • Go old school, and simply type “” into your browser.

No matter how you get there, just be sure the text below the search bar says you are supporting WinterKids Education Foundation. The drop-down option there will allow you to quickly update this if it doesn’t.

How to Shop Amazon and Benefit WinterKids

Thank you for choosing to make a difference with AmazonSmile!

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Students, Teachers, and Families Impacted in Maine & New Hampshire since 2010!

WinterKids is the only nonprofit in Maine dedicated exclusively to increasing outdoor physical activity in children and families during our longest, most sedentary season.  

The shorter, darker, and colder days of winter and the increasing allure of screen time make it all too easy for kids and families to “hibernate.”  At WinterKids, we make it our business to provide kids, parents, and teachers with the right option: to get outside, get active, and have fun in the winter – and year-round.

Outdoor kids are active kids. Active kids are healthy kids. Healthy kids are happy kids. Happy kids are “winter kids.”



With outside being the safest and best place to be, WinterKids has truly thrived during the pandemic! We were able to reach nearly 27,000 kids, teachers and families in Maine and New Hampshire with creative adaptations for safe, outdoor adventures. Check out our 2020/2021 Season Wrap Up Report!

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We are so thankful for our WinterKids Family – sponsors, foundations, teams, friends, volunteers, board and staff – and most important, the KIDS we serve. 2020 was a fantastic year for our organization, reaching over 35,000 (!) kids, family members, and teachers with innovative, outdoor education programs.